"Joy is a very hard thing to conjure and happiness won't do. We just couldn't get the fun onto the album. The songs weren't good enough. The themes were there. Some of the melodies were there. But it couldn't seem to get airborne."
- Bono on Pop
did you know
The song 'The Electric Co.' is about electric convulsion therapy, which was given to mental patients in state hospitals. It happened to a friend of the band so they wrote an angry song about it.